If you are a Christian, Live Carefully

            Several years ago, a preacher from out-of-state accepted a
            call to a church in Houston , Texas . Some weeks after he arrived, he
            had an occasion to ride the bus from his home to the downtown area.
            When he sat down, he discovered that the driver had accidentally
            given him a quarter too much change.
            As he considered what to do, he thought to himself, "You'd
            better give the quarter back. It would be wrong to keep it." Then he
            thought, "Oh, forget it, it's only a quarter.
            Who would worry about this little amount? Anyway, the bus
            company gets too much fare; they will never miss it. Accept it as a gift
            from God and keep quiet."
            When his stop came, he paused momentarily at the door, then
            he handed the quarter to the driver and said, "Here, you gave me too
            much change." The driver, with a smile, replied, "Aren't you the
            new preacher in town? I have been thinking a lot lately about
            going somewhere to worship. I just wanted to see what you would do
            if I gave you too much change. I'll see you at church on Sunday."
           When the preacher stepped off of the bus, he literally
            grabbed the nearest light pole, held on, and said, "Oh God, I almost sold
            your Son for a quarter."
            Our lives are the only Bible some people will ever read. This
            is a really scary example of how much people watch us as
            Christians and will put us to the test! Always be on guard -- and remember -- You
            carry the name of Christ on your shoulders when you call yourself
            "Christian ."